Hostas Hosta Plant Records: Illicit Affair, 2003, Anderson, J.

Hosta Cultivar (Name): Illicit Affair

Origin: Cheatin Heart sport

Registered?
R - Registered

Registered Year: 2003

Registered By: Anderson, J.

Originator: Winterberry Farms & J. Anderson

Vein pairs - Number: 4

Mound General size
Small (6" to 10" height)

Mound Habits
Growth Rate Fast

Mound Size per AHS (W x H), in inches: 7 x 3

Leaf Size (L x W), inches: 3 x 2

Leaf Shape
Round, nearly round

Leaf Detail
Substance - Average
Dull (not waxy)

Color
Green
Margin Yellow (Gold)
Changes Coloring (Spring into Summer)

Flower
Lavender
Color Pale
Shape - Tubular

Bloom Time (mid-USA)
July
August

Scape
Yellow

Other Information
emerge yellow and centre turns green

Propagation
Crossed Seed Germinates

Patented (PPAF)?
No

AHS Registration link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=2858&Variety=Ill...

MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/view/Illicit Affair

Hardiness (Zones) Note: still populating field*
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

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"'Illicit Affair' - July 17, 2009"
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"'Illicit Affair' in bloom"
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